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CAT Report 1237: summary

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Historic building recording at The Lordships Stud, Back Road, Writtle, Essex, CM1 3PD: August 2017
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: March 2018
Location: The Lordships Stud, Back Road, Writtle, Essex, CM1 3PD
Map reference(s): TL 6712 0637
File size: kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at The Lordships Stud, Back Road, Writtle in August 2017.

Two buildings were recorded on the site. The earliest is a timber-framed five-bay threshing barn, probably dating from the 18th century, with an added or rebuilt midstrey and two late 19th-/early 20th-century outshots. The later building is a brickbuilt farmhouse that dates from the second half of the 19th century. It has four extensions which date to the late 19th-/early 20th-century.

Multiple re-used timbers were observed in the frame of the barn and roof of the farmhouse, suggesting the farm complex dates back to the late medieval period.